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  • Arts Calendar: May 27 to June 9

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Wescustago Youth Chorale, auditioning new singers in early June, by appointment, 846-0705, wescustago.wordpress.com. Books/Authors Sunday 5/31

  • Dishin' That: Tips for getting tips

    With Memorial Day Weekend fresh on our minds, so begins the shoulder season, bringing steadily increasing hospitality business to southern Maine. It’s a short period where business starts to pick up as folks From Away make day-trips with the windows down, and locals venture out in fl...

  • Out & About: Old-time music in 3 concerts

    As if by magical alignment of the stars, no fewer than three upcoming concert programs feature old-time music in several genres. The Boston Camerata, a pillar of the Hub’s vibrant early music community, will visit Portland on Saturday. The program showcases music from Renaissance Spa...

  • Arts Calendar: March 18-31

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Edible Book Festival, accepting edible art submissions for Portland Public Library exhibit during First Friday Art Walk, April 3, free, 871-1700 ext. 756, chance@portlandpubliclibrary.org.

  • Dishin' That: Can I get a hand?

    For reasons mostly to do with nature, and the polar opposite of nurture, I am down for the count. Benched on the sidelines (which is better than being beached like a whale), I'm punched out indefinitely. As nasty arm, wrist and hand injuries wreak havoc on my professional existence, I year...

  • Out & About: Music from multiple sources and inspirations

    A big week for music is shaping up in southern Maine, with an interesting variety of performances of works from multiple sources and inspirations. Most intriguing is Saturday’s concert by the Orchestra of the Longfellow Chorus, under the direction of Charles Kaufmann. Titled “M...

  • Arts Calendar: March 11-24

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 3/13 "True North: Tice's Story," discussion with local author Mark Leslie, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.c...

  • Out & About: Portland Ovations presents 'Memphis,' 'Swan Lake'

    There’s a wealth of topnotch choices in the performing arts this late winter weekend and a bit beyond. Portland Ovations has two of the most anticipated offerings of its 2014-2015 season coming up in quick succession. First is “Memphis,” a national tour of the recent Broa...

  • Maine Jewish Film Festival returns for 18th year

    PORTLAND — This year's Maine Jewish Film Festival, from March 14-21, features 23 movies, including comedies, dramas, edgy documentaries, a French film noir and even a documentary starring "the Israeli Bruce Springsteen." The festival, now in its 18th year, is bringing movies to ...

  • Dishin' That: The dessert-ordering debate rages on

    Dessert is one of the few places where the average diner is torn, and the reasons for not indulging in "a little something" are as plentiful as the reasons for doing so. Special occasions or otherwise, dessert is an opportune place to pad guest checks and winter-weary bottoms. Simply put, ...